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Euan McTear

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A-Z of the 2000s: Luís Figo

To this day “Luís Figo pig head” is the first search suggested by Google when you type his name. It’s a shame. He was greater than that, far greater

Names of the Nineties: Vinnie Jones

A lengthy YouTube session reminiscing over Vinnie Jones’ antics from the 90s deserves to be screened at Leicester Square as much as any of his movies

Emilio Butragueño: the vulture

Coming through the ranks as part of Real Madrid’s legendary Quinta del Buitre, few of their own have gone on to greater things than Emilio Butragueño

Óscar de Marcos and the torn scrotum

They talk a lot in Spain about having big balls; Óscar de Marcos certainly does. Metaphorically, that is, and not just because of the swelling

FC Fidel: when Cuba joined the German fourth tier

Cuban football is a minor mystery to the outside world. The league is amateur, in the literal sense, and the national team only contests one or two competitive ties each World Cup…